Concert

Roots Music Roadshow

Tuesday / April 2, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A smorgasbord of fantastic performances from students in the American Roots Music program.

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, who served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Admission: 
Free

Curtain Up 4: Musical Theater Songs Written and Arranged by Berklee Students

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The fourth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students in Musical Theater Arranging and Orchestration. Curtain Up fosters relationships between songwriters and arrangers, mirroring the standard theater industry collaboration. It's also an incredibly entertaining show with dazzling singing actors, a fabulous pit band, and overflow crowds. This year's show is sponsored by the Harmony Department.

Admission: 
Free

Purnaprajna Bangere and Praveen Sheolikar

Monday / March 25, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Praveen Sheolikar
Purnaprajna Bangere

The Liberal Arts Department presents Indian classical music and the art of improvisation with renowned violinists Purnaprajna Bangere and Praveen Sheolikar.

Purnaprajna Bangere is a consummate virtuoso Carnatic (South Indian classical style) violinist known for his technical brilliance and mastery over the violin. Praveen Sheolikar is an exceptionally talented violinist of the Hindustani (North Indian classical style) from India. Steeped in gayki ang, in Sheolikar's hands the violin expresses itself in an utterly sensitive and emotive manner. Both artists are the envy of any classical violinist. They both convey an infectious joy in their playing of the violin that is truly inspiring and enriching. The violinists are accompanied by Supreet Deshpande on the tabla.

Sponsored by the Professional Education Division, the Office of Cultural Diversity, the Liberal Arts Department, and the LearnQuest Academy of Music.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Night: Funk/R&B Showcase 2013

Thursday / March 14, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Guitar faculty member Thaddeus Hogarth presents the fifth annual Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase, featuring six stellar guitarists leading their bands in a program of original and cover R&B/funk selections.

Admission: 
Free

The Rites of Spring

Wednesday / March 13, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Professor Armsted Christian will present an evening of jazz and poetry, featuring members of his Flo'Ology Spoken Word Experience and his contemporary Latin jazz ensemble, Peaceful Flight.

Admission: 
Free

Danny Mo's Family Reunion

Tuesday / March 12, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

An annual get together of friends and family celebrating the life and music of Wes Wehmiller and introducing the current year's recipient of the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Chamber Players

Monday / March 11, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Popular and progressive, serious but never stuffy, the Berklee Chamber Players is a collaborative of Berklee’s cutting edge faculty composers and performers. The quartets on this program are fresh and vibrant, some with the ink barely dry, and some that never saw ink in the first place. Come check out where Berklee faculty are taking string quartets.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Nancy Morris and the Nashville Natives

Thursday / March 7, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A variety of original songs with a country flavor.

Admission: 
Free

The 21st Century Piano

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Pianist George Lopez will present a concert of 21st-century piano music by composers Andrew List, Cindy Cox, and Keeril Makan.

Admission: 
Free

Jerry Gates: All Sides

Monday / February 25, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Professor Jerry Gates presents a concert featuring a wide variety of music composed and performed by both himself and other faculty.

Admission: 
Free

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